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Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah

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JOIN A WONDERFUL GROUP OF LIBERAL RABBIS AND TEACHERS AS WE TAKE PART IN THE CYCLE OF THE DAF YOMI. EACH WEEK A DIFFERENT TEACHER PRESENTS SHORT EPISODES ON THE DAILY DAF “DIFFERENTLY”. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-daf-differently-masechet-chagigah/id917277714. Items in this collection are restricted.

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Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Oct 5, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 27. Today we end the massekhet with the conclusion of sugya about the basis for the altars in the Temple not being susceptible to ritual imourity. Concluding sugya comparing the fire of the sacrifices with the fire of […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Oct 4, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 26. Today we have additinal sugyot about who and where one can rely on claims of ritual purity. Sugya on the purity of keilim in the Temple. The opening and closing music for this podcast is Ufros from […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Oct 3, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 25. Today’s episode includes more sugyot about the relationship between chaverim and ammai ha’aretz and when the am ha’aretz can be trusted or not with regard to purity law. The opening and closing music for this podcast is […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Oct 2, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 24. This episode includes the remaining talmudic discussion on the last few of the 11 rabbinic stringencies introduced to purity law in the opening mishnah of chapter 3. The opening and closing music for this podcast is Ufros […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Oct 1, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 23. Today we will explore how an actual event shapes purity law regarding carrying midras at the same time as qodesh. An investigation of why a vessel which has just been finished requires immersion. How this case is […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 30, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 22. This episode begins with the conclusion of discussion of the difference between Rava and R. Illa. The tracing of this dispute back to the tannaitic period.. How the relations between chaverim and ammai ha’aretz [the knowledgeable and […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 29, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 21. This episode begins with the conclusion of mishnah from previous daf. Discussion of how to understand 2 cases which seem to teach the same issue, interposition. R. Illah believes it is interposition in both cases and both […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 28, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 20. We ask “can hullin, which is treated as if it were qodesh, become like qodesh and transmit impurity to other objects or people?” We then focus on the role of guarding in keeping objects ritually pure and […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 27, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 19. Today we ask “is intention necessary for immersion in the miqvah to be effective for the eating of hullin?” Then we look at the principles of gud achait and gud asaiq as they pertain to the requirements […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 26, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 18. This episodes contains the conclusion of discussion of the derivation of compensation sacrifices for Shavuot. Ma’aseh in which Jews were not permitted to eulogize on the Day of Slaughterhing which seems to contradict the mishnah on the […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 25, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Barry Chesler looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 17. Today we focus on a mishnah with disagreement between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai regarding the propriety of offering sh’lamim sacrifices and olot r’iyah on the Holiday and whether one may do s’micha, the laying on of […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 24, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 16. Today we’ll learn a little bit about Angels and Demons (with apologies to Dan Brown). Then we will return to law, as we pick up on what may well have been the very first dispute in rabbinic […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 23, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 15. Rabbi Elisha Ben Abuya is one of the tragic figures of rabbinic literature- he entered the realm of esoteric knowledge and was drawn into heresy, becoming “Acher”- “the other.” More recently, there has been new interest in […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 22, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 14. Four entered the Pardes, the orchard of enlightenment, and only one emerged whole. How did Rabbi Akiva do it? What’s the real danger of mystical exploration? The opening and closing music for this podcast is Ufros from […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 21, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 13. The sages forbad study of Ma’aseh Merkavah- Ezekiel’s vision of the divine chariot. Why did he picture God surrounded by strange, 4-faced beasts? We’ll find answers from ancient archeology and later mysticism. But be careful, one person […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 20, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 12. Don’t listen to today’s podcast. It’s forbidden by Jewish law. If you must, make sure you do it alone, and not with another person, and you’ll learn about some of the basics of Jewish mysticism, what would […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 19, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 11. You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth! There are areas of knowledge that are too dangerous to be taught in public? I can understand why esoteric mystical knowledge might fall into that category, but why […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 18, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 10. Some laws are floating in the breeze, some are hanging by a thread! Are all Jewish observances based in Biblical law, or are some the product of rabbinic creativity? How do we feel about the answer to […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 17, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 9. Qohelet says that “the crooked cannot become straight,” which the Sages understand to mean that some mistakes cannot be repaired. For example, missing out on an entire holiday. And worse, an act of incest or adultery, or […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 16, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 8. Vegetarians be warned! The Sages say you can “be happy on your holiday” only when eating red meat, since that was the type of festive offering. Rav Ashi says this is obvious–only red meat satisfies. This leads […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 15, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 7. In tractate Peah we learn that some mitzvot have no fixed measure–any amount is good, and no amount is ever too much. One of those is the appearance offering, yet our Mishnah sets an amount. Rabbi Yohanan […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 14, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 6. Back in the Mishnah we heard of a debate between the schools of Shammai and Hillel on which class of festival sacrifice deserved priority–the burnt offering or the whole offering. In the Gemara we learn arguments to […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 13, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 5. Continuing the theme of weeping sages, we learn of Rabbi Yohanan’s sorrow that God holds Israel responsible even for minor mistakes, and not only for intentional crimes. For example, gross behavior like smashing a bug or spitting […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 12, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 4. Gender identity and roles are contentious topics in contemporary society, but we assume that the ancients had a simpler sense of male and female. Actually, it seems that they knew about various intersex genders, and debated the […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 11, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 3. How is a Talmudic page organized? Sometimes the editor explains the Mishnah systematically, but sometimes it is more like a string of associations, recording numerous sayings of a single sage, or examining similar expressions from different angles. […]
Daily Daf Differently: Masechet Chagigah
Sep 10, 2014 JCast Network
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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 2. We open our study of Tractate Hagigah, the 12th and final volume of Seder Mo’ed, with a discussion of the two sacrifices brought by individuals on the festival–the “face time” burnt offering, and the “happy meal” whole […]